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Jul 23, 2018

Congratulations to IC volunteer, Woojin

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Innocence Canada wishes to extend their congratulations to Woojin Lim of Vancouver, British Columbia who is the youngest member of our volunteer team.

For the past two years Woojin has been an integral part of and contributing member of Innocence Canada’s Wrongful Conviction Day (WCD) Student/Volunteer Committee.

Win Wahrer met Woojin at Victoria College where he attended her presentation on wrongful convictions.  Woojin was inspired by what he heard.  He expressed to Win that he had an interest in volunteering with Innocence Canada. 

Upon his return to Vancouver, Woojin immediately started raising awareness about wrongful convictions and WCD at his school, with his MLA and in his community.

Woojin’s energy is boundless as he fundraised, accumulated signatures for a federal petition, requested landmark illuminations, and approached cities and towns to sign proclamations recognizing October 2nd as WCD.  Listed are some of Woojin’s other efforts to raise awareness:

  • Woojin approached Canada’s Minister of Justice, Jody Wilson-Raybould at a youth forum in Vancouver to discuss wrongful convictions;
  • Woojin reached out to the University of British Columbia Innocence Project about hosting a WCD event;
  • Woojin worked for the summer as administrative assistant at the Canadian Bar Association British Columbia branch and spread awareness about wrongful convictions to anyone who would listen; and
  • Woojin made presentations at his school to the social studies and law classes. 

Woojin is creative, innovative and is a visionary.

Woojin is a highly intelligent, motivated, passionate and compassionate young man.  He is also a good communicator, role model, and tireless advocate for the causes he believes in.

Innocence Canada is grateful for his tireless efforts and significant contribution to its organization.  We are inspired by Woojin’s commitment and dedication to supporting the work we do on behalf of the innocent.

Woojin is an exemplary human being, student, scholar and humanitarian. 

We have no doubt that Woojin will be a positive influence at Harvard University and in his new community. 

We hope that he will continue to share the stories of the wrongly convicted and encourage Harvard to participate in Wrongful Conviction Day 2018.

Harvard is fortunate to have a student who possesses the best qualities of a future leader.

Please read the following article that pays tribute to Woojin and his road to Harvard University or words to that effect.